Archive for December, 2008

To all you moms out there…

December 28, 2008

… who have kids home on Christmas break.  

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Heather Marks: Oh this is just precious! Perfect Christmas card for when the kids are teenagers ;) Great job!

misty: Love it!! ++

Sheila: This is so sweet! What a fantastic moment.

Ok, so I have to share!

December 22, 2008

So, I already shared the images from the little mini shoot I did with my kiddos.  I wanted to share the cards I made with them, but I decided I had better wait until after my friends and family received them in the mail.  I was pretty late getting them out – but it’s been a couple of years since I actually did Christmas cards, so I am just thankful they went out this year!  So, if you haven’t opened your mail from me, don’t look.  HA!  Anyway, here it is! 



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Jodie: This is so darn sweet I had to comment! LOVE it. Nice decorating too. :) Jodie G It's a relief to find someone who can explain things so well That's way the bestest answer so far!

My boys!

December 14, 2008

Well, I promised I would share a few of my boys from last weekend.  I don’t want to bury my ‘can’s for comments’ thread so please, if you haven’t seen it, go HERE to see and leave a comment to help John 3:16 Mission!

Ok, so here are my boys.  I love them so much I could just eat them up!  They don’t look like they would ever fight, do they?  OH how I wish that were true!  But, at least they LOOK angelic!  🙂




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Jeni: oh wow, you have some gorgeous kids!! *love* that first shot!

Sam: Your kids are adorable!! #1 is such a sweet shot!!

Kayleen T.: These black and whites are perfect in everyway! Do you use an action for b&w or just do your own thing?

admin: I do use an action for them, but basically I do my normal edits to the color image and then add a gradient map layer, adjust contrast in curves a teeny bit and add a subtle chocolate tint. Thank you for the sweet comment!

Bryson: You won’t regret this for a moment. I’ve been homeschooling (mixed with some school) my spectrum son for years. The single greatest tool you can acquire is fluency in learning ‘how your child learns’. Once you master that skill you will be amazed how quickly your child masters any academic goal you have for them. She will be ahead of the curve in no time! If you need any suggestions feel free to email me. Conagatulrtions!

Cans for comments!

December 11, 2008


Photographers all over the country are joining together to help our communities!  Personally, I’m helping the John 3:16 Mission.  You have to help ME in order for this to be a success, though.  How?  Just leave a comment!  Any comment, any post (just no spam) and for each one posted on my blog, one can of food will be donated to John 3:16 Mission!  I have such respect for this ministry and for the help they provide to our community.  So, join in and leave a comment!!  I’ll be updating regularly!  Last day for ‘cans for comments’ is December 20th!!

Rebecca: Throw in a can for me! :)

Jo-Anne Kyle: I think I "can" leave a comment for such a good cause!

Sara: "Can" you count me in too? :D

Christiana: This is a great cause!

Danielle: Add a can for me too please! :D

Jana: Ahhhh... so cool. Thanks for clarifying so I "CAN" do this... hehe...

Jana: Oh, and what are the fabric swatches to the right? Those are awesome fabrics. Your photography is amazing, btw!!!

Dawn: Way to go!

Amy: Me too!

Cristina: What a great cause!

Jeanne: Love the "can" usage in the comments. GREAT cause!!

Shannon: Amazing work and awesome way to help out!

Laura: What a great cause. Your photography is amazing.

Jenny: What a great thing to do! :)

Sara: love your work. this is a great thing you are doing :)

Shelly: Way to go Robbie!! Hope you get multiple hits.

Lee Anna: What a wonderful organization to support! Thanks for all that you are doing to help their cause.

Julie B: Can one for me!

Shannon: :)

Sarah: Donate a can for me! :o)

Jazz: Lovely idea. What a can-do attitude ;)

Amber: Great cause!

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My other mini session!

December 10, 2008

This couple was a blast to photograph!  Poor ‘M’ was really under the weather and still came for her shoot!  What a trooper!  Their little dog, Fergie, was adorable as well!  I hope you enjoy your sneak peek!  Thank you for allowing me to photograph you!




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Amber: Gorgeous photos! What a beautiful couple. Love the 2nd one. :-)

Mini session fun!

December 10, 2008

I did a couple of mini sessions on Sunday that were so fun!  I also got a few of my kiddos, but I’ll save that for later!  It ended up being an absolutely GORGEOUS day in the mid 60’s, which for December is quite amazing.  It’s now in the 30’s and 40’s.  BRR.  So, needless to say, I was thrilled! 

I have known this family for years and was excited to do a mini for them!  It was pretty windy so I had quite a few where hair was blowing all over the place, but we definitely had some nice shots, too!  Here is a sneak peek for the “R” family!  They wanted their images in black and white, which always makes me a little giddy – I have a serious LOVE for the timelessness of black and white.  Thank you, ‘L’, for allowing me to photograph your gorgeous family!




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Fazackarley: I love these! there so bright & clean! Great back lighting & flare on the last one! Looks like a really nice location :)

Wow, it’s been a while….

December 3, 2008

First of all, I hope you all had the most amazing Thanksgiving ever.  Our family is so truly blessed. 

One thing did try to put a black cloud on our Thanksgiving weekend.  My oldest son is battling a flare up of a chronic condition he has called ulcerative colitis.  Things could be much worse though – he was diagnosed at 3 with a severe case, and none of the meds helped him.  By age 5 his doctor was recommending a surgery to remove his colon, but I just couldn’t do it.  We were basically held hostage here at home by his disease so we had to do something – he had been hospitalized for a blood transfusion at one point, so something had to change.  I prayed, cried, researched – slept little.  I finally took a more natural, holistic approach to his condition.  Right before he started Kindergarten he cleared up, and aside from a special diet (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) he is as normal as any other kid.  He’s now 8 yrs old and in the 3rd grade.  So, though he’s having a little trouble right now, we are truly greatful for his health.  I just hope he doesn’t need steroids – they have easily worked on any minor flare ups since we started the diet, but it’s not a pleasant medication to go on.  So, we’re doing a few tricks I keep up my sleeve and hope/pray for him to pull out without the steroids!

Anyway, this has all made me just a little sad, and so I’ve not been blogging like normal.  I did have an amazing session yesterday with two gorgeous kiddos, though!  I won’t share here because mom was not comfortable with the online thing, so I will just say THANK YOU, ‘T’, for allowing me to photograph your gorgeous children!

And I’ll share a video to help get you in the Christmas Spirit!

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